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The Triumphal Arch

Leominster, Herefordshire

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This unusual cottage at Berrington Hall has views across the Capability Brown gardens and its parkland. It is situated in one half of the entrance archway, which was designed by Henry Holland, who also designed the main house. The Triumphal Arch was formerly the coachman's home, more recently it was used as a shooting lodge. The cottage has its own private garden and as guests you have access to the gardens and parkland when the house is closed to the public.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
large sitting room with open-plan kitchen/dining area with wood-burning stove, 1 double bedroom and bathroom with separate shower and a roll top bath.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 single)
Visitor notes

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free access to Berrington Hall during opening hours, access to the gardens and parkland is allowed at all times.

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: Private garden.

Parking: A parking space is reserved for guests in the main property car park.

Please Note: During the winter the lane can become muddy due to the working farm near to The Triumphal Arch.

Hazards for children

As the property is a Grade II listed building, we are unable to fit a stair-gate; therefore small children must be supervised as the stairs are open and steep.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Garden appeal
  • Unique
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

Herefordshire, Worcestershire and West Midlands
The exterior of The Oast House, Whitbourne, Herefordshire © Mike Henton

Scratch the surface of these special places in Britain and it's hard not to be smitten. They offer panoramic landscapes, bustling market towns and glimpses into a fascinating industrial past. Plus, you're only a short distance away from one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, with its 555 square miles of green spaces, with canals, caves and forests to discover.

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place to visit
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  • Leominster
  • Hereford
  • Hampton Court
  • Ludlow
  • various cider orchards and producers
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Bird Watching.
National Trust places to visit
Berrington Hall
Berrington Hall Neo-classical mansion with fine interiors, set in landscape grounds
Croft Castle and Parkland
Croft Castle and Parkland Castellated manor house set in stunning countryside with panoramic views
Brockhampton Estate
Brockhampton Estate Traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house
The Weir
The Weir Informal 1920s riverside garden with fine views
Cwmmau Farmhouse
Cwmmau Farmhouse Superb early 17th-century 'black and white' farmhouse with stone-tiled roof and vernacular buildings
Wichenford Dovecote
Wichenford Dovecote 17th-century half-timbered dovecote

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Chard
    • August 2015
    • ---
    Made enjoyable...

    Lovely gardens at Berrington Hall, children's playground also much used once public had gone home. It was great that the children could run "free range" across fields and meet nature close up - we saw frogs, newts and bats. All great fun for two children who live in a terrace house in the middle of a town. Being able to book bikes would be GREAT! We just can't fit anything else in or on our car so this would add an extra dimension to our holiday.

  • Peter Croft
    • May 2015
    • Derbyshire
    Clean and cared for cottage

    Brilliant - everyone at Berrisford was so kind, friendly and helpful, and the Arch cottage is stunning and very clean and well cared for. The setting was just perfect - walking out in the morning or the evening into a deserted but open access stately home drive and walled garden and Capabailty Brown landscape - I just cannot imagine anything better in this country for total peace and relaxation, and a rather unusual and special sense of privilege! We had friends from Germany with us who were enchanted.

  • Lesley Giles
    • April 2015
    • West Midlands
    Made special by its:

    Unique accommodation. We had seen the Triumphal Arch on a previous visit to Berrington Hall and thought it would be a good place to stay, we weren't disappointed. Extra touches or flowers, biscuits etc were most welcome. Staff in the reception were welcoming on arrival helping us with parking.

  • Sean Yeates
    • February 2015
    • Surrey
    High standard

    The Arch was something very different and quirky to us and we loved being part of the Estate for a few short days. The Sunday check out time of 10 am was a bit early for us! The cottage was furnished and equipped perfectly. We cooked both evening meals on the property and the kitchen wasn't missing a single necessary utensil. We were very impressed with the high standard of the accomodation.

  • Diana Oblinger
    • January 2015
    • USA
    Best NT cottage we've stayed in

    Beautiful cottage; very comfortable. The best of the 4 NT cottages we've stayed in. Comfortable layout; unique design.

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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